Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced a mobile app designed to give Texans access to the state’s Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources.

“This app is a dynamic and interactive link between the public and our department,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Today’s digital age makes it imperative that Texans have easy and immediate access to an array of DPS programs, services and resources – and this app puts that power at their fingertips.”

The DPS app allows users to submit tips for wanted fugitives and report suspicious behavior from their mobile devices  through the iWatch Texas program for further analysis and processing. In addition, app users can view location-based information about human trafficking, registered sex offenders and more. There is also a featured news section with breaking news on a variety of DPS-related topics.

“It’s the first statewide mobile app of its kind in the U.S. that helps citizens track, identify and report on potential criminal activity. With the rise of the mobile generation, organizations with mission critical content – like DPS – greatly benefit from expanding their reach to a wider and technology-oriented audience,” said Sanjay Nasta CEO of MicroAssist, the company that created the app for DPS.

The app is free to download, and is available for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.

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